Ryan David Leaf is an advocate for those struggling with mental, and behavioral health issues and encourages audiences to transform the way we think about mental health issues and addiction. Ryan works to eliminate the mental health stigma and says, "asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness."
The former quarterback had a stellar career at Washington State, which included Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year (1997), First Team All-American, Sammy Baugh Quarterback of the Year, and Heisman Trophy finalist. He also led the Cougars to the ’97 Rose Bowl. Leaf was selected No. 2 overall in the 1998 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers, and spent four years in the league.
Ryan is currently the CEO and President of RAM Consultant, Inc. as well as program ambassador for Transcend Recovery Community. He also works significantly within the sports world as a college football analyst. Ryan joined ESPN in 2019, where he calls college football games on ESPN2 and ESPNU. He also hosts the Pac-12 radio show from 7-10 am PST on Sirius XM and is a regular contributor on SportsCenter.
Ryan lives in California with his wife and son.